LA TRINIDAD, Benguet January 31 – Police operativesrelentless efforts against wanted personalities resulted in the arrest of 53 individuals wanted by the law.
Based on the records from the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division (RIDMD), the weeklong manhunt operation was conducted in the different provinces of the Cordillera for over a week.
The same records disclosed, that the Benguet Police Provincial Office (PPO) has recorded the highest number of arrests with twenty (20) wanted persons arrested followed by the Baguio City Police Office (CPO) with nineteen (19) arrests; Abra PPO with six (6) arrest; Ifugao PPO with four (4) arrest; Kalinga PPO with two (2) arrest; and one (1) arrest each for Apayao PPO & Mt. Province PPO.
Of these arrested individuals, six (6) were listed as Most Wanted Persons (MWP): three (3) at the Regional Level, two (2) at the Municipal Level, and one (1) at the Provincial Level.
Meanwhile, as a result of intensified police visibility and campaign against criminality, 66 municipalities in the different provinces of the region and three (3) police stations in Baguio City remain peaceful as PROCOR recorded zero crime incidents during the same week.
Zero crime incidents were recorded in the 24 municipalities of Abra; 11 municipalities in Benguet; ten (10) municipalities in Mt Province; ten (10) in Ifugao; six (6) in Kalinga; and five (5) in Apayao.
Further, Loakan Police Station 4, Aurora Hill Police Station 6, and Marcos Highway Police Station 10 also recorded zero crime incidents out of 10 police stations in Baguio City.